Environmental Services

Welcome to Environmental Services Department (ESD), where we are committed to providing a clean, safe, healthy, and beautiful environment for all El Paso residents to enjoy.

2024 Earth Day Celebration

Celebrate Earth Day with the City of El Paso Environmental Services Department!

Join us to Fight for the Planet on Saturday, April 20 from 10am to 2pm at the Municipal Services Center in Mission Valley El Paso
(7968 San Paulo Dr.).

This FREE event features a variety of vendors, food trucks, and educational booths for the entire family to enjoy. There will also be live entertainment from Fungi Mungle and Pro Wrestling Legacy.

For more information, please contact ESD at (915) 212-6000 or at [email protected].

Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8am to 5pm.

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Earth Day, April 20

Environmental Services

​​​​​​​ESD is responsible for providing a wide range of services to the residents of El Paso, like garbage and curbside recycling collections, landfill operations, air quality monitoring, and vector control, among other services to help keep our community clean and beautiful.

Citizen Collection Stations

El Paso residents (no commercial business/contractors) can take their trash, household hazardous waste, and bulky items to one of five public drop-off locations. Trash is collected at the Citizen Collection Stations and then taken to the Greater El Paso Landfill for disposal.

The Citizen Collection Stations also function as additional drop-off sites for recyclables, a place to borrow tools for landscaping, a resource for free paint, mulch, and gently used household products. No construction or demolition material is accepted (includes household and commercial waste).

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Disabled & Senior Citizens

Disabled and senior citizens are eligible for two types of services if they meet certain requirements. Apply for a Sidedoor Collection for those who are unable to place bins at curbside, or apply for a Senior/Disability Discount.


If you would like to take your trash directly to the Greater El Paso Landfill, the details are below. Haulers do require a hauler permit in order to deliver loads to the landfill.

2600 Darrington Rd, Clint Tx. 79928

Monday – Saturday: 7:00 am to 4:00 pm
Sunday: Closed

The following materials are prohibited from disposal at the landfill:

  • Class 1 Industrial Waste
  • PCBs (Polychlorinated Biphenyls) – Items containing electrical transformers, capacitors and ballasts
  • Automotive products – such as gasoline, antifreeze, motor vehicle oil, used oil filters and lead acid batteries
  • Liquid Waste – any waste determined to contain “free liquids” by Paint Filter Test
  • Regulated Hazardous Waste or radioactive materials
  • Regulated asbestos containing materials

For other industrial, municipal, or oil/gas waste generators may request authorization for disposal of a special waste.


Air Quality Program

The AQP conducts air pollution control activities (enforcement) and monitors ambient air in the City in order to comply with state and federal laws, such as the Clean Air Act. The AQP is funded by several air quality grants from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) and the City of El Paso.

Air Quality Ambient Monitoring Operations (MonOps)

The MonOps team is tasked with the daily operation and maintenance of the City’s four air monitoring stations and four TCEQ monitoring stations. Ambient air monitoring is conducted to verify compliance with the federal Clean Air Act for several air pollutants that include: ground level ozone, particulate matter, sulfur dioxide, and carbon monoxide. MonOps is also responsible for operating the Biowatch program which is the nation’s only system for early warning of an aerosolized biological attack.

Air Quality Enforcement Team

The AQ Enforcement Team enforces state air quality rules in the City of El Paso and surrounding communities and acts as local contractors on behalf of TCEQ. Each officer receives training from TCEQ and the City on a regular basis in order to effectively investigate assigned cases and complaints submitted by members of the public.

Guest Presentations

We welcome the opportunity to provide a guest speaker at your event. We are available for presentations to schools, businesses, professional associations, social/civic organizations, health fairs, and other special events. To request a guest speaker or invite us to participate at your event, please fill out and submit the Event Request Form below. 

Event Request Form

Vector Control

The City of El Paso's Vector Control Program takes a proactive approach protecting the El Paso community and surrounding municipalities by controlling mosquitos. They also address concerns related to stagnant water and confirming possible rodent and select insect infestations (ticks and fleas, excluding bees).

The Vector Control Program focuses on:

  • Trapping and sampling mosquitoes for potential diseases 
  • Treating and monitoring bodies of water (canals, ditches, reservoirs) 
  • Addressing stagnant water concerns
  • Fogging public right-of-ways including in surrounding municipalities.

The Vector Control Team also provides educational outreach to the community. The team participates in community events such as career days and health fairs, providing preventative steps and information to stop the spread of vector-related diseases. If you would like to request the Vector Control program for an event or presentation, please contact us at (915) 212-6000.

View Vector Control Map

Man fogging in public areas